Users in the EU will be able to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 / Habr
After the Digital Markets Act (DMA) comes into force in the European Union, users will be able to remove the Microsoft Edge browser that is installed by default in Windows 11.
Microsoft will release updates for Windows 11 (23H2) and 10 (22H2) by March 6, 2024. Users will have more control over system programs, defaults, and data stored on the system. They will be able to uninstall Edge like any other system app. Also, users will be able to get rid of web search in Microsoft Bing, applications “Photos”, Cortana and “Camera”.
To remove the browser and other applications, you can change the region of your device to an EU country. To do this, you need to restart the computer or perform a clean installation of Windows.
Currently, Microsoft Edge has a 13% market share in the desktop browser segment, second only to Google Chrome.
Earlier, users reported that after installing the KB5034204 update for Windows 11, Edge automatically opens all tabs from Chrome. It turns out that while installing the update, a window pops up for a few seconds saying that Microsoft Edge will now regularly receive data from other browsers available on Windows PCs. By default, the Accept button is active in this window to activate the sync option.